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    I bought a knock off gas cap from Ebay last year to replace my butchered stock one. It was supposed to fit but the gasket and base didn't fit the tank hole. They were bigger then the stock cap so I had to grind it down to fit. It's still difficult to push down and seal the tank. I'm looking for options to replace it with something that looks and functions better. I don't mind keyless.
    I searched the forum but this subject seems to be pretty old. I would like to know what's out there now. Anyone have any ideas ?

    #2
    A number of people have used caps from this vendor.

    https://gascapdude.com/products/hond...t-gas-fuel-cap
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      #3
      https://www.hawkgtforum.com/forum/ho...1219#post92121
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        #4
        Lots of guys love those. I have also had good luck with generic eBay caps. Though it sounds like that is what you are struggling with.
        Don't spend money and buy, spend time and learn.

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          #5
          Call me crazyman.... but I bloody HATE THOSE GASCAPS. I really prefer the "Hinged" stock style gascap, rather than the, "remove and place it somewhere its not going to fall on the ground get all dirty and dinged" variety. I hate a couple of these on my bikes and personally I just find them a total pain in the ass.

          I think if I had a lathe the first thing I would reinvent is the stock "hinged" gascap.


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            #6
            I totally agree... you drop your gas cap and the end threads get mashed and you can't screw it back on without marring up the threads on the tank side....

            That's why I carry a file in the tool kit: so I can fix that.

            I wish I could run a stock cap but some PO pried up on the cap and bent the lip inside the tank that holds the filler closed and I have no choice.

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              #7
              I also hate separate fuel caps. I left one behind at a petrol station once only noticed when I suddenly noticed I had cold wet balls and a strong smell of fuel. Had to make a fuel cap out of a sock in a plastic bag to get the 200 miles home.

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                #8
                Originally Posted by Toxicwst View Post
                Call me crazyman.... but I bloody HATE THOSE GASCAPS. I really prefer the "Hinged" stock style gascap, rather than the, "remove and place it somewhere its not going to fall on the ground get all dirty and dinged" variety. I hate a couple of these on my bikes and personally I just find them a total pain in the ass.

                I think if I had a lathe the first thing I would reinvent is the stock "hinged" gascap.

                As long as it's a keyless, I'm ok with that. In some ways it's over complicated compared to thread on, thread off.. but that's just splitting hairs.

                My problem, I don't like keys, most of my bikes start without keys, don't have keys, won't have keyz, so I don't want to have to carry a key just for a gas cap.

                One time riding one of Chuck's bikes a key came out of the ignition, on the highway, I went to stop for gas three exits later. Could not open it up to get gas in it, turned around to go find it. Ran out of gas, could not turn the bike OFF because there was no key. Had to walk away from the bike with the headlight on and batt draining to go search the highway for my keyz.

                Luckily there was some very bumpy construction that I remembered crossing through so at least I knew where to look.

                Up side, hitchhiking back to the bike from that key is how I ended up with the job I have now, so all's well that ends well. But I want to be able to pop that gas cap under any circumstances.

                The only down side to the thread on one's for me is that some of them like to really lock on and hold on for dear life..
                Don't spend money and buy, spend time and learn.

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                  #9
                  I think this is where the interference in the Ebay gas cap comes from. The picture shows the difference in size between it and the stock one. I may have to try to take my Ebay one apart and grind it down more or if I'm lucky they may be constructed the same and I can clean up the stock shorter part and put it in the Ebay one.
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                    #10
                    Originally Posted by 6 View Post
                    My problem, I don't like keys, most of my bikes start without keys, don't have keys, won't have keyz, so I don't want to have to carry a key just for a gas cap.
                    Amen to that.
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                      #11
                      I have the aluminum gascapman on my CBR F2.5 track bike. Haven't had any issues with it. Didn't realize how cheap it is, a solid bargain.

                      Also have a Tyga keyless I bought just cause it was cheap and already had other things on order. It's pretty nice too, as should be expected by them.

                      Any chance of pulling the key out of the gas cap and loading it into another stock honda cap?

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                        #12
                        I've been pretty happy overall with gascapdude.com product, although the black anodized will fade in the sun to almost a bronze.
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                          #13
                          Originally Posted by 69Falcon View Post
                          I've been pretty happy overall with gascapdude.com product, although the black anodized will fade in the sun to almost a bronze.
                          But you gotta admit, it looks pretty dope that bronze... I wish they sold it pre-faded.
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                            #14
                            Originally Posted by Yoshihns View Post
                            Any chance of pulling the key out of the gas cap and loading it into another stock honda cap?
                            The answer to this is YES!
                            I pulled my ebay one apart and the lock will fit in a stock cap. As far as that Plunger or barrel problem I had, I put the stock one in my ebay one and I'm good to go

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                              #15
                              Originally Posted by 6 View Post
                              But you gotta admit, it looks pretty dope that bronze... I wish they sold it pre-faded.
                              It def grew on me. Still want to do something about the center cap tho cuz of the dings.

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